SMBs

Former Disrupt Battlefield competitor Coronet automates security for SMBs in latest update

Coronet, a startup that launched as part of the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition in New York City in 2015, announced the release of the latest version of its cloud security product aimed at

Small business loan platform Kabbage nabs $250M from Softbank

Kabbage, a company with some 115,000 customers and $3.5 billion in loans that has built an automated platform for lending money to small businesses and individuals using a large set of data points to

UK’s Tide raises $14M to challenge big banks with a mobile-first service for SMBs

Europe has seen a large wave of startup banks pop up in the last few years — companies like N26, Atom and Monzo that are taking on the big incumbents by creating faster and cheaper services for

Next Insurance raises $29 million to create customized policies for small businesses

Next Insurance, a startup that wants to make it simpler for small businesses to find coverage, has raised a $29 million Series A. The round was led by Munich Re/HSB Ventures, the venture capital arm o

Kabbage nabs $500M for small business loans

Kabbage, a billion-dollar startup that combines machine learning algorithms, data from public profiles on the internet and other factors to rate and then loan people money for their small businesse

Homebase raises $6 million to make hourly work easier to manage for local businesses

From rising rents to online competitors, local stores and restaurants face enough challenges outside of their own doors that basic stuff like scheduling employees’ shifts and breaks should feel easy

FiveStars Gets $50M To Help Small Retailers Run Loyalty Programs Like Their Bigger Rivals

FiveStars, a five year-old startup that has built a platform and app to run loyalty programs and shopping analytics for small brick-and-mortar retailers, has received a reward of its own: the company

Holiday Shopping Season For SMBs? Not So Much

It’s an established fact that Americans love to shop during the holidays. The frenzy of rushing to the local mall or Main Street to snap up the latest “Black Friday” deals is a time-honored trad

SalesforceIQ-Desk.com Integration Gives Small Business Enterprise Capabilities

It’s challenging for a fast-growing small business to offer great customer service while continuing to increase sales at a rapid rate. It would probably go more smoothly if the two department

First Data Debuts Clover Mobile, A Wireless, Tablet-Based Point-Of-Sale

Payment processor First Data today introduced a new, more portable point-of-sale system called <a target="_blank" href="https://www.firstdata.com/en_us/products/merchants/terminals-and-pos/clover-mobi

Microsoft Launches New Office 365 Subscription Plans For Small And Midsize Businesses

Microsoft is rolling out new Office 365 plans for companies with fewer than 250 employees that will slowly replace the company’s existing plans for small and midsize businesses. The company had

ZenPayroll Partners With A Dozen Other SMB Back-Office Tools

Cloud-based payroll startup ZenPayroll wants to improve the way payroll is handled by small and medium-sized businesses, and to provide them with tools they need to do so. With the introduction of an

Get Paid: GoDaddy Links With PayPal, Dwolla, Stripe For A Mobile & Web Payment Service

As GoDaddy gears up for a $100 million IPO, the domain and web services company is adding on more features that will help it make more profitable revenues from its 12 million small-business customers.

Weave, A New Kind Of Telco For SMBs, Rings Up $5M Led By Ronny Conway

Weave, a startup out of Utah that has developed a unique VoIP-based unified communications service for small and medium businesses that it is selling first targeting dentists (more on that below),

YC-Backed Abacus Wants To Make Expense Reports Obsolete

Expense reports are a special kind of hell. Employees are often stuck wondering when, if ever, they will get reimbursed. Managers and accountants, on the other hand, have to deal with extra paperwork

Bizness Apps Launches DIY Website Builder, Looks To Become A Full-Service Digital Marketing Suite For SMBs

Once upon a time, if you wanted your own website, you either had to speak fluent Internet, or write a large check to someone who did. However, thanks to the laundry list of companies and services that

With New Funding In Tow, Lendio And Creditera Are Helping Small Businesses Secure Loans And Avoid Bad Credit

Brock Blake and Levi King have founded more than six companies between them. Over the course of their various entrepreneurial endeavors, like many other small business owners entrepreneurs, Blake and

Inventory Management Platform TradeGecko Launches Online Ordering, Starts Taking Beta Users For Its Mobile App And WooCommerce Integration

<a target="_blank" href="http://tradegecko.com/">TradeGecko</a>, the cloud-based sales management platform that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/12/23/singapore-based-inventory-management-sta

Japanese Cloud-Based Accounting Software Startup Freee Raises $2.7M In Series A Funding From DCM And Infinity Venture Partners

Japanese startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.freee.co.jp/">freee</a>, which provides online accounting software for small businesses, announced that it has raised $2.7 million in Series A fund

BodeTree, The Financial Tool For People Who Hate Finance, Launches A Free Education Platform For Small Business Owners

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.bodetree.com/">BodeTree</a> launched early last year to help small business owners better understand and make sense of their financial data. The startup has been at